Developing an environmentally friendly, low cost solution to reduce wear and improve productivity in metal forming

  • Doolan, Matthew (PI)
  • Pereira, Michael (PI)
  • Forsyth, Maria (CoI)
  • Hodgson, Peter Damian (CoI)
  • Rolfe, Bernard (CoI)
  • Xiang, Yong (CoI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    This project will help to reduce the environmental impact of automobiles in-service and during manufacture,by providing a low cost solution to stamp high strength sheet steels and avoiding the use of harmfullubricants. A holistic approach to tackle the problem of tool wear in metal forming will be adopted. Theoutcomes will be: a detailed understanding of the tool degradation process; a novel surface engineeringsolution (via ionic liquids) to improve wear performance, tailored to the stamping process and low costtooling; an innovative active monitoring system to predict the tool condition. By avoiding unscheduledmaintenance or tool replacement due to wear-related issues, significant economic and efficiency gains willbe made.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/04/1231/03/17

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$104,145.00

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